And just like that, the nice weather is back again. These cooler days and brilliantly clear nights are making us long for a quick getaway into the wilderness. A huge perk with living in such a tropical state is that luscious escapes are never too far away. Luckily for us, you don’t have to make the 8-hour trek out of state in order to feel completely isolated in nature. Whether you like to get primitive or you prefer a glamping experience, here are 7 great campsites under two hours away:

Everglades National Park

Entering through either the Long Pine Key or Flamingo gateways, one of the world’s most unique and biodiverse natural landscapes is just in our backyard. The Everglades are the absolute OG escape you could possible want for a camping backdrop, and their miles and miles on campsites and facilities make it an easy choice. MORE INFO

Flamingo Everglades

Boca Chita Key

Biscayne National Park is another one of South Florida’s natural wonders just on our doorstep. Head to Boca Chita or Elliot Key for a camping experience that brings you right on the water. Get the sensation you have an island to yourself with this isolated waterfront option. MORE INFO


Jonathan Dickinson State Park

Sixteen distinct natural communities create the mosaic that is Jonathan Dickinson, the largest state park in Southeast Florida. The historic site between Hobe Sound and Tequesta has a wonderful variety of natural habitats to choose from with over 11,5000 acres wide open for camping plus outdoor activities like canoeing, hiking, picnicking, cycling and more. MORE INFO

Trails of Florida’s Indian Heritage

Long Key State Park

Roughly an hour from mainland Florida, Long Key State Park introduces you to the breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife of the Florida Keys. The 965-acre park is a tranquil escape beloved by bird-watchers and active enthusiasts for swimming, kayaking, and oceanfront relaxation. Their campgrounds are currently under renovation, but their have walk-up campsites available for rent. MORE INFO

Photo by Margaret E Morton via Florida’s State Parks

Larry and Penny Thompson

Larry and Penny Thompson Campground is a first-class camping area adjacent to world-famous Zoo Miami. Near to Homestead and The Redlands, the natural woodland oasis serves as a great launchpad for your nearby explorations. The Campground has 240 separate campsites for recreational vehicles, with full electrical and water hook-ups, four large restroom/laundry facilities with hot showers, a camp store, picnic shelters, a large freshwater lake with its own beach, a jogging and bike trail and more. MORE INFO

Mobile RVing

Quiet Waters Park

Quiet Waters Park is a 430-acre Broward County Park in Deerfield Beach, Florida and is known locally for its annual Renaissance Festival and Ski Rixen cable water-skiing system. However, if you’re more of a “let’s escape somewhere for the night” kind of person looking for a feeling of natural wonder yet proximity to civilization, their wood cabins would be a perfect option for a night under the stars with friends. MORE INFO


Oleta River State Park

Oleta River State Park is easily one of South Florida’s most brilliant natural treasures. A true escape from civilization in the heart of a bustling city. The 1,043-acre park offers plenty of outdoor activities for those who want to remain in motion, like mangrove-filled canals for kayaking and paddle boarding, miles of trails for hiking and biking, and of course cabins and campsites for reserving. MORE INFO


Cover photo via Florida State Parks.